[DSM-devel] dsme and upstart

Weinehall David (Nokia-M/Tampere) David.Weinehall at nokia.com
Wed Aug 30 15:38:11 EEST 2006

On ons, 2006-08-30 at 14:30 +0300, ext Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> http://www.netsplit.com/blog/work/canonical/upstart.html
> Canonical is developing a replacement for init, which seems interesting.
> It is not entirely unlike dsme, and their goals include things that
> overlap with dsme:
>         In fact, the goal is that upstart should also replace the “run
>         event scripts” functionality of any daemon on the system.
>         Daemons such as acpid, apmd and Network Manager would send
>         events to init instead of running scripts themselves with their
>         own perculiar configuration and semantics.
>         A system administrator who only wanted a particular daemon to be
>         run while the computer was on AC power would simply need to
>         edit /etc/event.d/daemon and change “on startup” to “on ac
>         power”.
> What does this mean for dsme?

That we should contact Canonical and see if we can set up a meeting with
them and discuss if anything in dsme would be candidates for merging
into their init-replacement?

Regards: David
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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